Industry News: Former head of Todd Motors dies

John-ToddThe former managing director of Todd Motors, and former chairman of Todd Corporation, Sir John Todd (88) died at his Wellington home last night after a period of ill heath.

The patriarch of one of New Zealand’s wealthiest families, Sir John was knighted in 2011 after retiring from the helm of the Todd Corporation, according to the New Zealand Herald.

He was a philanthropist, as well as a patron of the Arts, and chairman of the family’s charitable Todd Foundation. Continue reading “Former head of Todd Motors dies” »

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Industry News: Gull brews up lower fuel prices

DB-Export-Brewtroleum-logo-greyMotorists fuelling up at Gull this month have been treated to a limited edition 98 Octane biofuel, with DB Export Brewtroleum temporarily taking the place of Gull Force 10 during July.

The high performance fuel is identical in makeup to Gull Force 10, apart from one factor – the originating source of the ethanol is from beer production rather than dairy.

“For anyone who hasn’t yet tried DB Export Brewtroleum, this is a great opportunity to do so and take advantage of savings at the same time. Rest assured that this biofuel is made to the same high standard as our Gull Force 10 which, once Brewtroleum runs dry, will be back,” says Dave Bodger, general manager of Gull New Zealand. Continue reading “Gull brews up lower fuel prices” »

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Industry News: Turners acquires Southern Finance

Turners_Logo_FB_205x681Turners Limited has entered into an unconditional agreement to purchase Christchurch-based Southern Finance Limited (incorporating South Island Vehicle Finance and K Finance).

Southern Finance is an established finance company in the used vehicle finance market and has been active in the South Island for close to 20 years, with extensive client and referrer networks in Christchurch and throughout the South Island. Loans are originated through motor vehicle dealers, finance brokers, strategic partnerships and direct lending.

The business operates out of premises in Montreal Street, Christchurch. Continue reading “Turners acquires Southern Finance” »

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Industry News: Business as usual down under for Cat Trucks

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An announcement by Caterpillar that it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck range at a Texas plant will not impact the supply of Cat branded trucks in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific markets says distributor Navistar Auspac.

Caterpillar launched its first vocational truck, the CT660, in North America in 2011, built by Navistar.

Caterpillar’s announcement in the US concerns Cat’s North America vocational truck range which is available in left hand-drive configuration only, and was never introduced to the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific markets. Continue reading “Business as usual down under for Cat Trucks” »

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Industry News: VW overtakes Toyota as global sales rise

image116970_bVolkswagen has overtaken Toyota as the world’s largest carmaker by sales in the first half of 2015, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target.

The German group on July 17 reported 5.04 million deliveries in the first half year. By comparison, Toyota said on Tuesday it sold 5.02 million cars between January and June, a 1.5% decline on year-ago levels.

In New Zealand, Volkswagen had 369 registered new vehicle sales in June 2015 (down 10% year-on-year) and 2101 year-to-date (down 2% year-on-year). Continue reading “VW overtakes Toyota as global sales rise” »

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Industry News: Police investigating alleged ‘fraudulent’ licence testing companies

280715SPLPOLICE1_620x310Police say three companies responsible for licence testing are being ‘looked at’ over car and motorbike licences that are suspected to have been fraudulently issued to Head Hunters gang members and associates.

This follows this week’s raid on 30 properties linked to the gang.

Among the $4 million of assets seized in the raids were 30 vehicles, including: Continue reading “Police investigating alleged ‘fraudulent’ licence testing companies” »

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Industry News: New Ford Everest defies commercial roots

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Ford has launched its new Everest SUV to a warm response, despite some early questioning over pricing.

Head over to our sister site CAR & SUV for full details, driving impressions, images and video of what Ford hopes will be a significant player in the large SUV market.

Today also marked the launch of the long-awaited CAR & SUV weekly update, a regular email roundup of launches, news and reviews from New Zealand and abroad. Continue reading “New Ford Everest defies commercial roots” »

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Industry News: Resident design joins Lexus

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Auckland design and manufacturing company Resident, has joined Lexus New Zealand as a brand partner.

“Resident’s design philosophy and innovative approach to engineering and craftsmanship has a strong connection to Lexus production values,” says Lexus New Zealand marketing general manager, Andrew Davis.

“We are looking forward to working with the Resident team, and the opportunities to connect the two brands.” Continue reading “Resident design joins Lexus” »

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